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I finally did it! I beat Dead Cells for the first time...using a build that I honestly didn’t think was going to make it. All I had to do was follow the game’s sage advice:


I've been looking to expand my horizons a bit and get out the house more. Try new things, meet new people (possibly find a ladyfriend). So here's a question for all of ya: what do you guys do besides work and videogames? Bookclub, sports, cosplay; what?


I feel that the final boss in Dead Cells is a little too unforgiving. I got up to him several times now after utterly wrecking the last level, but he still does me in. I dunno, I just think that I’ve kinda earned the win at this point.


The Smash article that just went up got me thinking which gaming icons are still missing for Ultimate. I came up with one...and he's yellow and purple.


I got a bit discouraged by Dead Cells because I was dying on a very hard boss several times. So I decided to take a look at how far I had made it through the game...and it turns out I was dying against the Final Boss. This fills me with determination!


I feel like I started playing Dead Cells 5 minutes ago. The clock says it's been 5 hours. I think I may like this game a wee bit.


On my second run of Dead Cells I got up to the first boss and beat him. I feel that's pretty okay! If this run is anything to go by, ice is going to my favorite skill. The run is currently being cut short on the Clocktower due to...low battery.


Gamers: "Aha, we have found out the big reveal ahead of the Smash Direct!" - Nintendo: "Correction; you have found a big reveal ahead of the Smash Direct. *drops mic*"


The more they announce about Smash Ultimate, the more insane they sound for attempting it. 65+ fighters, 100+ stages, 800 pieces of music; Jesus Christ.


Before the leaks earlier today I was honestly not expecting another Smash character. I'm glad to be proven wrong.


So I never heard of Dead Cells before the past few days (controversy and all), but this animated trailer might just have sold me on it. "Ooohh mama, I have GOT to get me one of these!"


I filled out MightyMagikarp's Dream Team roster, and so should you! It's a fun little exercise. I think these guys would do pretty well against whatever existential threat comes our way.


Aw, that's so cool! Tressa would be proud.


Imma let you finish, but my plush was given to me by my favorite Dtoider of all time. Ben Davis; bbain. OF ALL TIME.


I know shit about DOTA, but I've been loving TheFatRat in the year or so I've been subscribed to him. So have some tunes!


Shit, now all the enemies are going to respawn.


I was thinking about something earlier: what makes videogames relaxing or a good past-time to you, other than "because they're fun"? For example: I think I like videogames because by definition every problem has a mostly straight-forward solution.


I’m not sold on Octopath sidequest. An NPC will go “I lost my egg”, and I’m like: “So, now what? Do I need to buy a new egg from someone? Do I need to ask people where your egg is? Did it get stolen; do I need to beat up the thief? What?”


Every once in a while I feel like getting back into Overwatch (mostly new characters), but I feel it's such a different game now. Everyone else in-game seems to have been playing it non-stop, so when I hop back in I get my ass beat.


In a silly way #selfietoid kind of weirds me out a little bit. You all look so different from how I picture you (admittedly I mostly picture you as walking avatars) that it feels like the balance of the universe is shifting.


Shinkz' quickpost earlier just made me realize that Tressa reminds me of someone...


In Bravely Default I liked to go against the typical JRPG grain by making the ladies into warriors and the lads magic. Now that I can play Octopath, I think I'll try running all-ladies team. Coincidentally, they seem to have the best stories too.


I reportedly received Octopath Traveler in the mail yesterday but as luck would have it I’m over at my mom’s this weekend. I can just picture it now; that sweet, beautiful game all alone in the mailbox until Monday. Please give us your moral support.


Netflix just offered me up a trailer for a new animated movie Wild Fang. I have no idea if it's good, but its animation style reminds me a lót of Breath of the Wild (especially if you have the Wolf Link Amiibo). That earns it a watch in my book.


About ShadeOfLightone of us since 7:43 AM on 07.16.2010

The Dutch one, Grand Marshal of the Nintendo Defense Force, heckler of GajKnight, and zen personified; I am ShadeOfLight, one of your Community Managers .

I'm a Dutch law PhD who loves to play the vidya. I'm a Nintendo-fanboy at heart, and I could play Zelda games continuously from now until the end of time. I also used to be on the Cblog Recaps team for Thursdays, and I did that for 4 whole years.

Next to Zelda I'm also obsessed with the Monolith Soft RPGs Xenoblade Chronicles and the Baten Kaitos series. I will not pass up the opportunity to mention them, ever, and I consider myself to be Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean's biggest fan. I'm fairly certain Monolith Soft exists specifically to make me happy.

Being the good Nintendo fanboy that I am, the Switch is the new love of my life. I'm on a steady course of turning it into a Nintendo + Indies machine, as Iwata intended.

Even a list of my favorite games across all platforms will be dominated by Nintendo and indie, with a few wild cards here and there.

Besides gaming itself, I like reading up on gaming-related news on my favorite website in the whole wide world: Destructoid. I'm pretty much here all the time. I love all the people here, and I'm glad that I get to be a part of this whole thing. Wouldn't know what to do without you!

And it turns out you guys love me too!
I've had some blogs promoted:
- Digital Property: Entering the Third Age
- Better with Age: Batman: Arkham Asylum
- Waifu Wars: Midriff or Bust
- And posted as The Wombat: 2014: I want to make love to you. Seriously.

MikeyTurvey drew me as an archer:

StriderHoang made me a Trading Card:

and a Spell Card for The Wombat:

Meanderbot drew me plus himself and Pixielated drinking root beer:

RobertoPlankton drew the following scenario based on my username and avatar:

And Alphadeus wrote me a theme song:
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